The spread of ‘monkeypox’ is grabbing headlines and has people concerned about another major pandemic. But one health expert says the disease is nothing like COVID-19.
World Health Organization adviser Dr. David Heymann says it’s unlikely we’ll see a widespread transmission of monkeypox: “This is not COVID… it does not spread in the air and we have vaccines to protect against it”.
Monkeypox appears to spread through sexual activity or very close contact. Some experts believe the current wave can be traced to a pair of rave parties in Europe.